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Nerve and Muscle

3rd Edition

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Part of Studies in Biology

  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511057045

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  • An understanding of the physiology and function of nerve and muscle is fundamental to our knowledge of how the human body and the bodies of other animals function. In the third edition of this highly readable and concise introductory textbook, the authors begin with a discussion of the nature of nerve impulses as electrical events. They go on to consider communication between nerve cells via synaptic transmission, and finally discuss the nature of muscular contraction, relating muscle cellular structure to contractile function. This is a subject that continues to generate exciting discoveries and this edition includes new material that reflects this, including some of the experimental evidence. The reader will find up-to-date detail of the molecular structure of ion channels and the molecular basis of muscular contraction. Nerve and Muscle is essential reading for all students taking university courses in neurobiology, physiology, cell biology, and preclinical medicine.

    • The only concise introductory textbook available which deals only with nerve and muscle function
    • The new, third edition includes new material on recent discoveries and molecular structure
    • Written by two of the world's leading authorities on this topic
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    Reviews & endorsements

    From reviews of the previous edition...

    " excellent review of the muscle and nervous systems with interesting historical and experimental data. It is well written and illustrated..." American Journal of Human Biology

    " excellent overview of the basic principles of nerve and muscle physiology." Physical Therapy

    Reviews of the third edition...

    "Richard Darwin Keynes and the late David John Aidley have provided a highly readable primer that describes the fundamental principles underlying nerve and muscle function...The authors do an admirable job of integrating this classic work with more recent studies...the writing is extraordinary-clear, beautfully constructed descriptions of experiments that lead the reader naturally to the major insights derived from the work...Students approaching this literature for the first time will realize the true "potential" of this little gem of a text." Neuron, Vol 31, 23-24, July 2001

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511057045
    • contains: 119 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Structural organization of the nervous system
    2. Resting and action potentials
    3. The ionic permeability of the nerve membrane
    4. Membrane permeability changes during excitation
    5. The molecular structure and functioning of voltage-gated ionic channels
    6. Cable theory and saltatory conduction
    7. Neuromuscular transmission
    8. Synaptic transmission in the nervous system
    9. Skeletal muscles
    10. The mechanism of contraction in skeletal muscle
    11. Non-skeletal muscles
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  • Authors

    R. D. Keynes, University of Cambridge

    D. J. Aidley, University of East Anglia

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